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July 17, 2011



Director: Mandisa Pantin
2011, Trinidad+Tobago
Narrative short 17 minutes


When little Chloe abruptly stops speaking, her mother and grandmother are puzzled. Psychiatry and the supernatural are called into play, yet the truth of the matter is far greater—and more obvious—than either woman suspects. This is a powerful film about the dangerous consequences of silence.

About the director


Mandisa Pantin, from Trinidad and Tobago, entered the world of filmmaking in 2005. A graduate of the Film Programme at UWI, St Augustine, her 2010 documentary Caribbean Skin, African Identity, premiered at the ttff/10 and also screened at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2011.


Sat 24 Sept 6.00pm*, 12 Carmody Street, St Augustine (UWI)
Mon 26 Sept 2.00pm + Thur 29 Sept 7.00pm*, The Little Carib Theatre

ttff entries:


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Showcase of Caribbean films to screen at Edinburgh Short Film Festival

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Festival round-up: the bpTT Youth Jury and Prize

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Caribbean films to screen at International Short Film Festival Mauritius

A package of five short Caribbean films—all previous selections of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff)—will screen at île Courts, the International Short Film Festival of Mauritius (ISFFM), which takes place from 6–...
by Jonathan


Film in focus: Vanishing Sail

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD The documentary Vanishing Sail, directed by Alexis Andrews, won the People’s Choice Award for Best Feature Documentary at the ttff/15. Our blogger, Aurora Herrera, attended the screening of the fil...
by Jonathan



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